The prompt for this week is…
It’s interesting that the word present can mean both the here and now and a gift because that’s exactly what the here and now is – a gift. Every today we have is a precious gift from God which I too often take for granted. Today is really all we have, let’s not waste it by dwelling in the past or living in the future. There’s a footnote in my study Bible which encapsulates the book of Hebrews and I’ve always been encouraged by reading it –
In this book [Hebrews] is the present Christ, who is now in the heavens as our Minister (8:2) and our High Priest (4:14-15; 7:26), ministering to us the heavenly life, grace, authority, and power and sustaining us to live a heavenly life on earth. He is the Christ now, the Christ today, and the Christ on the throne in the heavens, who is our daily salvation and moment-by-moment supply. (RcV)
The Christ we have is for us to experience now, today, in the present…not sometime in the future in some sweet by and by. He’s always ready to minister grace to us for our daily salvation and moment by moment supply. We just need to come forward to Him to get it, and there’s no better time to do it than right now.